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Heavy loads identified

Trade waste management specialist Colchester Skip Hire (CSH) Environmental is installing bin-weighing equipment to its fleet to identify the heaviest loads and ensure that customers pay according to what they throw.

Mark Slade, director at CSH Environmental said: “We have large number of customers but without the weigh load we cannot tell who has the heaviest or lightest loads. It is only fair that those who throw away more, pay more. We don’t want customers with lighter loads subsidising those with the heaviest loads.”

Since installing EnviroWeigh bin-weighing equipment from Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) the company has been able to identify where these heavy loads are coming from. In one case a bin registered in excess of 380kg, comprised predominantly food waste – a stream that CSH can collect separately and more cost effectively.

VWS has installed its Enviro- Weigh system to three of CSH’s refuse collection vehicles, including a four-way camera system that allows collected weights to be displayed on a CCTV monitor and helps crews to prevent an overload condition. It is currently retro-fitting EnviroWeigh to five vehicles from CSH’s fleet.  


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